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Dive Review of Arenui in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Arenui: "Raja Ampat aboard the Arenui", Jan, 2016,

by Mark Rosenstein, MA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8856 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Komodo, Lembeh, Tulamben, Palau, Solomons, Wakatobi, GBR, Galapagos, many Caribbean
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives had no time limit, other than night dives and a couple where they wanted to move the boat. Guides were usually in the water for 70 minutes or longer.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They don't have a dedicated camera room, just some tables in the salon, which can get crowded. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Arenui is a wonderful boat which I have been on before in Komodo. This was my first trip to Raja Ampat.

The boat is the most luxurious liveaboard I have been on. Lots of carved wood, every cabin is different, artwork, a good amount of space and high end fixtures. The only oddity in ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Craig schmidt in MI, US at Jun 26, 2016 14:18 EST  
How would you compare Komoto to Raja Ampat?
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